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Herbal First Aid For Dogs And Cats – Calendula

Herbal First Aid for Dogs and Cats – Calendula

Herbal First Aid Advice from Animal Expert Jacqueline Zakharia Calendula officialis (Calendula or pot marigold) has been a popular herbal remedy at the Livestock Guardian Dog Rescue in Australia. I…

Flavonoids In Calendula – How It Works

Flavonoids in Calendula – How it Works

Calendula is full of healing flavonoids. Although this term is thrown around a lot in scientific circles, it is an important term for the general public to know about too.…

Calendula Properties, Energetics, And Uses

Calendula Properties, Energetics, and Uses

Modern herbalists of all sorts are often well aware of the gentle power of Calendula to help heal topical conditions. Calendula, often called Pot Marigold, is often included in books…

Calendula: A Clinical Memoir

Calendula: A Clinical Memoir

Note: The Clinic Memoirs are based on real experiences from Occupy Medical clinic, a free, integrated health clinic that serves patients primarily, but not exclusively, in Lane County, Oregon since…

Calendula: Sunny Wound Healer

Calendula: Sunny Wound Healer

Calendula officinalis, a.k.a. Pot Marigold Calendula is the last ray of sunshine in the garden. This tough herb can survive chilling frosts and battering winds. It's a surprisingly rugged plant…

Calendula History, Folklore, Myth And Magic

Calendula History, Folklore, Myth and Magic

While Calendula's origins are somewhat disputed, there is no question as to how important this garden flower has been in more recent history. Europeans and early American colonists relied on…

Spilanthes: Toothache Plant With Buzz Buttons

Spilanthes: Toothache Plant with Buzz Buttons

Spilanthes, aka Toothache Plant or Buzz Button Plant, has long-documented painkilling or analgesic properties that often take center stage in modern herbal remedies for not just tooth, mouth, and gum ailments. Spilanthes is antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal), too.
Tea Tree Oil For Foot Care – A Clinical Memoir

Tea Tree Oil for Foot Care – A Clinical Memoir

"We'll clean your feet and Sue will give you some dry socks to change into plus anti-fungal oil to rub into your feet every day. Do you have a bottle to send with him?" I held up a small vial containing tea tree essential oil. I would add it to a small mister bottle so it was easier for him to apply to his tender skin without rubbing.
Coffee: Awakening The Mind

Coffee: Awakening the Mind

The first sip went down smoothly. The astringency of the coffee in addition to its warmth cleared my throat. The antioxidant-rich chlorogenic acids were up to the task of bringing down the inflammation that had just started to effect my sinuses. I added a little cream to break up the acidity on my stomach - pure bliss.
Show 117: Herb Lab – Beauty From The Desert With Christina Sanchez

Show 117: Herb Lab – Beauty from the Desert with Christina Sanchez

The Practical Herbalist team's interview with Christina Sanchez - cosmetologist, herbalist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks prompted them to create more skin care products. Although this topic is not a specialty for any of the crew, they stepped out of their comfort zone to explore the world of beauty care.
Lavender: The Best Gift For A New Home

Lavender: The Best Gift for a New Home

That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.
35 Must Haves For Your Herbal First Aid Kit

35 Must Haves for Your Herbal First Aid Kit

The list below are items that I commonly keep in my own First Aid kit. I keep the tinctures in 1/2 bottles. I keep the salves in small tubs enclosed in ziplock bags to prevent leakage. My kit contents have varied as my kids have grown and my medical skill has developed. Don't bring an item with you that you don't know how to use.
Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs With Maria Noël Groves

Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs with Maria Noël Groves

As herbalists, we often talk about our favorite plant friend for specific conditions, like Crohn's or Alzheimer's diseases. One class of herbs often helps bring balance to all the body's systems: The Adaptogens.
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